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PA Supreme Court to Consider Med Mal Error In Judgment Defense PA Supreme Court to Consider Med Mal Error In Judgment Defense read more
Pennsylvania Superior Court Addresses Rejection of UIM Forms Pennsylvania Superior Court Voids UIM Rejection Form in Jones v. Unitrin read more
Superior Court Gives Guidance on "Prejudice" to UM Insurer for Failure to Notify of "Phantom" Vehicle

In Vanderhoff v. Harleysville Insurance, the plaintiff contended he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Piontkowski when a "phantom" vehicle caused Piontkowski to stop short. Harleysville denied Venderhoff's claim for UM benefits for failure to timely advise them of the "phantom" vehicle.

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Covell v. Bell Sports, Rendering Third Circuit Decision Final and Absolute

In Covell v. Bell Sports, Inc., the United States Supreme Court last week rendered the Third Circuit's decision final and absolute by denying Plaintiff's Petition for Certioari. This action removes any doubt of the applicable law in products liability actions in the federal courts in this Circuit.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court that Uninsured Drivers May Recover Economic Damages from Tortfeasor Driver Pennsylvania Supreme Court allows uninsured motorists to pursue economic loss claims against tortfeasor. read more
Insurer Obtains Summary Judgment on Faulty Workmanship and Bad Faith Claim Handling

Summary Judgment for Insurers
on Faulty Workmanship and Bad Faith Claim Handling Allegations.

By:Timothy W. Stalker, Esq. and Matthew J.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Splits on Extension of NIED Cause of Action Pennsylvania Supreme Court Splits on Extension of NIED Cause of Action read more
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Important Property Damage Subrogation Issue The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision on December 21, 2011 in the case of Jones v. Nationwide affirming the practice of carriers returning deductibles to its insureds on a pro rata basis after a subrogation recovery against a third party tortfeasor. read more
Superior Court Overturns Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital On November 23, 2011, an en banc panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a 38 paged Opinion that serves to overturn the trial court's decision to allow one party to review written communications by the opposing party to the opposing party's expert in the case of Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital, 1856 MDA 2009 (Pa. Super. Nov. 23, 2011)(8-1 Opinion by Mundy, J.)(Bowes, J. concurring and dissenting). read more
Third Circuit Issues Important ERISA Reimbursement Decision In its recent November 16, 2011 decision in the case of U.S. Airways v. McCutchen, ___ F.3d ___, 2011 WL 5557411 (3d Cir. 2011Sloviter, Fuentes, and Vanaskie, JJ.)(Opinion by Fuentes, J.), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit just held that an insurer is not entitled to 100 percent reimbursement of paid medical expenses when an injured employee has recovered only a fraction of his damages from a third party. read more

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